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Join us for the 33rd running of the Santa Barbara News-Press Half-Marathon and 5k Run for Fun. This is Santa Barbara's premier footrace with the start, finish and post-race activities taking place at beautiful Leadbetter Beach.
The News-Press Half-Marathon race course is a semi-challenging run/walk through Santa Barbara's central beach community and the exclusive Montecito area. This scenic course passes by a bird refuge, Santa Barbara's Pacific oceanfront, Stearns Wharf and Shoreline Park. Enthusiastic beach area crowds and a multitude of course volunteers will encourage you to achieve your best. Aid stations will provide both water and energy drinks at 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12 mile points. Enjoy post-race activities under the palm trees with your friends and family.
The Santa Barbara Run for Fun 5K is a run/walk along Santa Barbara's West and East Beach areas. It's a festive, fun event for everyone - so bring the whole family! Strollers, children and walkers are welcome.
Your race entry fees will benefit two important local organizations. Over the past decade, the race has donated more than $400,000 to youth athletics thru the United Boys and Girls Club, the Santa Barbara Athletic Association and most recently the Santa Barbara News-Press Student Athlete Scholarship.
Plan on enjoying a great race this year in Santa Barbara!
Santa Barbara News-Press Half-Marathon and 5K Results
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The Santa Barbara News-Press Half-Marathon begins on Shoreline Drive, at Harbor Way. Run west up Shoreline Drive to the Mesa, loop through the neighborhood and back down Shoreline
Drive past the start/finish area. Continue east on Cabrillo Boulevard, right on the Channel Drive, for an out-and-back on the bike path. Then return on Cabrillo Boulevard to the finish line at Leadbetter Beach. Aid stations are located at 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12 mile points.
Driving directions to the race site:
From US 101 Northbound:
Take the Bath St. exit, left on Haley St. to Castillo St., left on Castillo through the underpass 0.3 miles to the beach, right on Shoreline 0.5 miles to Loma Alta, right on Loma Alta and park next to Santa Barbara City College's La Playa Stadium.
From US 101 Southbound:
Take the Castillo St. exit, right on Castillo 0.3 miles to the beach, right on Shoreline 0.5 miles to Loma Alta, right on Loma Alta and park next to Santa Barbara City College's La Playa Stadium.
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Parking for race participants is available in the Santa Barbara City College lots next to La Playa Stadium and the parking lots at Leadbetter Beach. All other lots are pay parking.
Early registration deadline.
November 1st (midnight, PST):
Pre-race registration (mail and online) ends. Last chance to pay discounted registration fees.
or click here for the printable registration form.
Mail-in registration form and payment must be received by the deadline to qualify for discounted entry fees. Please make checks payable to "SBNP Half-Marathon" and mail with completed entry form to: Santa Barbara News-Press Half-Marathon, P.O. Box 6616, Santa Barbara, CA 93160.
Confirmation of entries can be found at www.sbrunning.org/sbhm_conflist.htm. Entry fee, less a $10 service charge, are refundable if your request to withdraw is received by October 24th. Call (805) 967-8822 for details.
The Santa Barbara News-Press Half-Marathon is a benefit for the Santa Barbara News-Press Student Athlete Scholarship and the Santa Barbara Athletic Association.
With t-shirt: $45
Run for Fun 5K
With t-shirt: $25
No t-shirt option: subtract $5. For the 5k ages 18 & under that are pre-registered (by 11/1) may run at no charge and will receive a finisher's ribbon (no t-shirt). T-shirt availability cannot be guaranteed for late entries. For information regarding early registration group discounts call (805) 967-8822.
*Santa Barbara Athletic Association member discount: $5 discount for entries received by 11/1.
This event has been designated a part of the 2009 Southern California Association USATF individual and team championship for the half-marathon. For information regarding the competition please go to www.scausatf.org/events/roadrunning.htm.
Those entering the competition will need to supply USATF number and team (if applicable) on the registration form. USATF members receive a $5 discount.
Thursday, Nov. 5 & Friday, Nov. 6
11:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Early packet/number pick-up and late registration at:|
Santa Barbara Running
110 Anacapa St. (1 block from beach)
Saturday, November 7
6:30 - 7:45 a.m.
Packet pick-up and Late registration
5K Run for Fun start
Awards presentation - 5K
Awards presentation - Half-Marathon
Streets open to vehicular traffic.
Note: Contestants still on the course must move to the sidewalk or bikepath to complete the race.